Listen free for 30 days

Listen with a free trial

One credit a month, good for any title to download and keep.
Unlimited listening to the Plus Catalogue - thousands of select Audible Originals, podcasts and audiobooks.
Exclusive member-only deals.
No commitment - cancel anytime.
Buy Now for £18.29

Buy Now for £18.29

Pay using card ending in
By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and authorise Audible to charge your designated card or any other card on file. Please see our Privacy Notice, Cookies Notice and Interest-based Ads Notice.

Summary

At the royal boat race, there are beautiful barges, plenty of bunting, a handsome prince, and...is that a body in the water? Lady Swift is on the case!

Spring, 1923. Onetime adventurer and now amateur sleuth Lady Eleanor Swift is attending the annual royal regatta with her new pal Tipsy Fitzroy. Tipsy has Eleanor trussed up like a debutante in a new dress, determined to turn her into a proper society lady. Even Eleanor’s favorite companion, Gladstone the bulldog, has a new outfit for the occasion.

But the sparkling prize-giving ceremony is interrupted when the devilishly handsome host gulps his glass of champagne on stage and collapses to the floor. The victim is none other than the king’s cousin, Lord Xander Taylor-Howard. He was rumored to be entangled in a rather dubious gambling ring, but did someone kill him instead of collecting his debt? Or was this simply an ill-timed tragic accident? Either way, a right royal scandal is afoot....

Sir Percival, the head of the royal police, asks Eleanor for her help investigating. He’d do anything to keep the story under wraps. She knows it will get her into hot water with a certain dapper Detective Seldon, but she’s determined to see justice done. However, as she digs deeper, she learns Lord Taylor-Howard was hiding more than one murky secret. It isn’t until she takes a closer look at the unfortunate royal’s shattered champagne flute that she stumbles upon just the clue she needs. But can she reel in the killer before her ship is sunk too?

A warm and witty 1920s mystery that cozy fans will just adore. Addictive for fans of T E Kinsey, Lee Strauss, and Agatha Christie.

©2022 Verity Bright (P)2022 Bookouture, an imprint of Storyfire Ltd.

What listeners say about A Royal Murder

Average customer ratings
Overall
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    57
  • 4 Stars
    8
  • 3 Stars
    2
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    1
Performance
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    56
  • 4 Stars
    8
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    53
  • 4 Stars
    8
  • 3 Stars
    2
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    2

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Another winner.

Witty, fun and an excellent story perfectly narrated. Many thanks. Am already looking forward to the next one. 🏅

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

A Royal Read

Verity does it again absolutely brilliant. I must admit I now cannot read the book because Karen Cass has totally ruined it for me because of her wonderful narration of the story especially Lady Swift, her wonderful butler, the ladies and Chief Inspector Seldon. However, please can Elinor and Hugh finally tie the knot so the staff can have a big event at the hall especially for Clifford

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Great Story

I have all these books Lady Swift books on audible. I love to listen to them. The narrator is fabulous and the voices perfect for each character. They are easy to listen to. No nasty swearing. The pace is great. They make me laugh out loud.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Latest in this sparkling series

I always rejoice when one of these cosy mysteries appear and devour them within hours.

Such a delightful way to escape to a simpler time

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

A Royal Murder

This is another lovely murder mystery where Lady Swift is asked to help solve the murder of a minor Royal to stop a scandal. Done really well leaving them fumbling in the dark. Read brilliantly again by Karen Cass.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for My escape
  • My escape
  • 05-06-22

Sill loving this series

If you need something lighthearted and yet thought provoking then this series is it. I continue to chuckle as the antics of Lady Swift develop along with her relationships with a host of colorful characters.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for DW
  • DW
  • 28-05-22

Top Notch Story Telling

Of all the cozy mysteries I've read, and it's been a lot, this series has been my absolute favorite! Can't wait for more. Please keep our happy crime solvers coming. They must have their own detective agency coming somewhere in the future.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for J. Pitts
  • J. Pitts
  • 16-05-22

Great series

Can't wait for the next book in the series. Karen Cass is the perfect narrator.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Faye
  • Faye
  • 12-04-22

Wonderful

Great read, and always endearing. I love the characters and the situations in which Lady Eleanor finds herself.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Emily
  • Emily
  • 12-04-22

Wonderful!

Another fantastic adventure with Lady Swift and company. As always, I'm looking forward to what they get up to next.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for M. Gibson
  • M. Gibson
  • 13-03-22

Another wonderful addition to the series

I love this. Kind of good mystery with wry humor and delightful characters.

Delighted to see some progress in the relationship between Ellie and Hugh. Dare we hope that they move forward and stop this silly dance around each other that’s been happening? As Hugh said, it’s become quite painful to all of us.


Wonderful narration. Everything g about this production was a delight.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for KimberlyJ2021
  • KimberlyJ2021
  • 11-03-22

I love this series!

This is such a great series. So light hearted and fun, yet great plot and keeps you coming back to see how the love story unfolds. That, and you just can’t get enough of Eleanor, Clifford and Gladstone! Each mystery is smart, keeps you guessing and unique. I love Verity Bright and will keep reading this series during release week every time a new one comes out!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Leni Monson
  • Leni Monson
  • 02-03-22

Another wonderful Lady Eleanor story!

What a wonderful story! Verity Bright never ceases to entertain and draw you into the world they create! 10/10 would recommend!